A short while ago I approached Gabrielle (better know as Bibbity Bobbity Buttons on social media) to see if she'd like to jump on board as a contributing blogger and I'm so pleased she said yes! Gabrielle is a thoughtful stitcher who is in the process of creating a beautiful and versatile handmade wardrobe.
Today I'm really excited to share the first of what will hopefully be many guest blogger contributions. Gabrielle's first review is of the Beryl Bomber Dress by Named Clothing . For transparency, I have provided the fabrics, pattern and paid for her precious time - but I have explicitly asked for an honest and open review. So without further adieu....
The latest collection from Named Clothing has arrived in store. I personally love this collection - it is full of timeless design details used in unique and interesting ways. Right up my alley! It is also a very versatile collection that, depending on fabric choice, can be dressed up, dressed down and can be crafted to suit most seasons.
The collection is called Evolution Theory and is a study on the evolution of fashion - how certain fashion staples became what they are today.
The collection combines details from one garment to another in unique ways with a particular focus on cut in order to create interesting, yet natural and effortless designs. . As a result, there are garments like a blouse with trench coat like details, a double-breasted jersey dress and a kimono-inspired tee.
The collection also takes its inspiration from the Finnish nature, the crude rocks, coniferous forests and cold water. The colours in the collection reflect this origin; ice blue, pine green and granite grey.
The Royals Collection from Named Clothing is here!
The following patterns are available for shipping now:
Astrid Wrap Pants and Shorts
Beatrix Skater Dress
Eleonora Pleated Mini Skirt
Madeleine Bow Tie Blouse
Paola Turtle Neck Tee
The rest (Elizabeth Gown, Grace Corset, and Marie Gathered Dress and Blouse will be available for shipping next week)
UPDATE: ALL ROYALS PATTERNS ARE NOW AVAILABLE FOR SHIPPING!
Four patterns perfect for your autumn and winter sewing projects have just landed in the online pattern shop. All are part of the stunning collection of sewing patterns from Named Clothing.
I've re-stocked the ever popular Kielo wrap dress. With the recent sleeve release on this, it is a stylish and comfortable dress for the coming cooler weather.
New to the store are:
Leotie Midi Dress and Skirt - perfect for the office and/or evening wear
Kanerva Button Back Shirt and Peplum Blouse - a lovely trans-seasonal piece.
Wyome Boyfriend Jeans - casual comfort for everyday.
Saara and Laura Huhta, the Finnish sisters behind Named Clothing are getting ready to launch yet another beautiful collection of sewing patterns. Due in store at the end of March! It is their Spring Summer 2016 collection, but there are plenty of pieces that will be perfect for autumn and winter too - just play with fabric choices. Another joy of sewing.
She has a thing for stacks of beautiful fabrics, delights in holding something made to last, and respects good craftsmanship. These are the driving forces behind the Miss Maude shop. And here are her musings.